Piráti Chomutov
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City: Chomutov, Czech Republic
League: First National Hockey League
Founded: 1945 (1945)
Home Arena: ČEZ Stadion Chomutov
Colors: blue, white and red
Head Coach: Václav Sýkora

Piráti Chomutov is an ice hockey team in the First National Hockey League (second-level league) from Chomutov.

The club was established in 1945, in the 1950/1951 season it was promoted to the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League, where it played until 1963/1964 season. In 1967 the team was promoted to the highest league again but was relegated the very next year. In 1984 the club fell to the Second National Hockey League (third level league). In 1997 the club bought the license for the First National Hockey League from HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi.

1956 Airplane DisasterEdit

On 11 November 1956, while the team was operating under the name TJ Baník Chomutov ZJF, some members of the team were involved in a fatal airplane accident. A Czechoslovak Airlines flight, on an Ilyushin Il-12 B aircraft, crashed near Eglisau, Switzerland. Three players, two top club officials and a reporter were among others on board the scheduled flight from Zurich to Prague, which crashed in fields after an engine failure. All on board perished.[1][2]

Club names Edit

  • 1945 - ČSK Chomutov
  • 1949 - ZJS spojené ocelárny
  • 1951 - Sokol Hutě
  • 1953 - TJ Baník Chomutov ZJF
  • 1958 - Baník VTŽ Chomutov
  • 1960 - VTŽ Chomutov
  • 1991 - Klub ledního hokeje VT VTJ Chomutov
  • 1996 - KLH Chomutov
  • 2011 - Piráti Chomutov

External links Edit

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